Ocado heads up BHETA forum

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA)’s next Housewares Forum will be on March 6 at Federation House and features the Ocado commercial team.

The online supermarket will be represented by head of buying non-food Janet Wright; non-food development manager responsible for website development and warehouse/logistical solutions Ben Richardson; kitchenware buying manager Gillian Leahy; and dining and home buying manager Hayley Roberts.

Ocado will sharing the background to the impending launch of its new Cook & Dine website that goes live in May, as well as presenting various opportunities available to suppliers.

The event, which is open to all BHETA members, will take place at BHETA’s headquarters at Federation House in Birmingham at 9.30am. BHETA member companies interested in attending can get more details by contacting BHETA..

Established in 2000, Ocado (www.ocado.com) bills itself as one of Britain’s leading online retailers. It operates a centralised distribution model which means that it does not rely upon a network of stores from which to service customers. Orders are fulfilled at highly-automated centres before being loaded onto delivery vans.

Ocado delivers more than 36,000 product lines including big-name brands, Waitrose goods, a range of over 550 Ocado own-label products and now a growing non-food selection – including housewares.

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